Bespoke Menus to suit your occasion, taste and budget. Each dish prepared with love and expertise from locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Our menus from around the World offer something for everyone.
The Zenders story began when three sisters wanted to honour their Dutch heritage and celebrate their parents’ journey to New Zealand. They aimed to create a space where people could gather, connect and celebrate any occasion, ‘marking milestones with meaning’.
Our place is your place.
Meet friends at the cafe to enjoy a homestyle meal with a drink from a purposefully chosen selection.
Or Invite all your friends to celebrate your special event, be it a wedding, anniversary or birthday, enjoying beautiful open spaces with a traditional country feel.
Zenders is also suitable for corporate functions and funerals, with the boardroom catering to smaller events, Orange room to medium size events, and Zaal to larger events.
Located 6km from central Hamilton and 15km from Hamilton Airport, Zenders offer an authentic Euro-style facility for every occasion.
In the Netherlands, we value ‘gezelligheid’ – a warm, heartfelt welcome. It is our pleasure to host you.
Zenders are grateful to be considered as hosts for your wedding.
We pride ourselves in making our place, your place, and the ideal location for your special day. By working together we can bring together all that you’ve dreamed of for your wedding.
We invite you to meet with us to discuss your day, after which we will provide you with a personalised proposal for your consideration.
Call us on 07 595 0640 to see if your date is available and to book your complimentary consultation.
Having your wedding at Zenders is simple – you pick the space you want, the food you want, and the beverages you want!
Our venue hire includes in-house furniture, ceremony backdrops, furniture, standard linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware. Kirsty, our function coordinator, is on hand to discuss and assist you with making decisions every step of the way.
Your ceremony is where the magic happens, so you want a magic setting!
The Willow Lawn is a popular choice with the large branches of the established willow tree providing the perfect setting for the exchanging of vows. Those with ties to the Netherlands will feel right at home with the rarely used train tracks to the east and rural life visible around you. Add our white benches and decorations to fit your theme, and you’ve got the perfect location to say ‘I do’.
The Orange Room is also a popular ceremony location, or indoor alternative should it be required. A bright space, this room provides natural light as it looks out to the Willow Lawn, with the opportunity to be decorated in a style reflective of the wedding couple.
The Zaal is our largest space with high ceilings, lots of natural light, exposed beams and wooden finishings. The permanent bar offers Good George on tap as well as our wide selection of bottled beer, wine and non alcoholic options. The half mezzanine offers a perfect spot for a lounge area or for the children to play, and the doors open up to the expansive courtyard and outdoor seating.
For a smaller reception, the Orange Room is perfect: intimate, yet bright. Popular for family-style wedding receptions the space is also perfect for canape style occasions. The room opens to the courtyards on the northern and eastern side of the building and offers the opportunity for hire of the adjoining board room and bridal room if required.
CEREMONY & RECEPTION
Having your entire wedding at Zenders guarantees you exclusive access to the entire venue side of the building for the day.
Included in full venue hire is the Bridal Room, a perfect place for the groomsmen to get ready and relax before the wedding begins (and ensuring those final touches are executed perfectly!). Organise a delicious platter to have with a few drinks, and be ready to welcome the guests as they arrive.